Dr. Stephen T. Greenberg: Improving Looks and Outlooks, One LI Resident at a Time

Dr. Stephen T. Greenberg
Dr. Stephen T. Greenberg

Dr. Stephen T. Greenberg, M.D., F.A.C.S. has made thousands of Long Island residents look better and, as a result, feel better about themselves. 

The renowned cosmetic surgeon, who heads Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery & Dermatology, has pioneered innovative techniques and provided patients with outstanding results time after time during a stellar career that has spanned three decades. And for the last 30 years, Long Island residents have had world-class plastic surgery done close to home with attention to every detail and meticulous, compassionate service from their favorite cosmetic surgeon.

Board certified in both surgery and plastic surgery, Dr. Greenberg performs a wide range of procedures to enhance both the appearance and self-esteem of men and women. Popular procedures include facelifts, eyelid lifts, neck lifts, breast augmentations, reductions and lifts, tummy tucks, liposuctions, rhinoplasty, and many others. Dr. Greenberg also utilizes noninvasive laser procedures and injectables to meet the various goals of his clients.

While cosmetic procedures can do a lot to improve someone’s appearance, the larger impact is arguably on the patient’s mental health.

“When people like the way they look, it makes them feel happier – their outlook on life is much better,” says Dr. Greenberg, who finds it particularly gratifying to be able to improve patients’ overall well-being.

“In my work, I get the most satisfaction from making patients feel really good about themselves and from delivering the best cosmetic result for each and every patient every day,” he says.

Dr. Greenberg completed his surgical training at New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center before going on to complete training in plastic and reconstructive surgery at another Ivy League institution, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Board certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery, he has gone on to win various awards and accolades over the years, including being named among the 10 Best Plastic Surgeons for Patient Satisfaction by the American Institute of Plastic Surgeons. He has shared his expertise during appearances on CBS, Fox News, NBC, Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Great Day New York and News12 Long Island, and been featured in publications ranging from The New York Times and Newsday to Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, More and Elle magazines. He is also the author of the book A Little Nip, A Little Tuck and hosts a New York cosmetic surgery radio show entitled Nip Tuck Today with Dr. Stephen T. Greenberg on Sundays at 10 a.m. on 710 WOR.

Dr. Greenberg’s credentials and knowledge are only part of what makes him a standout cosmetic surgeon. A self-proclaimed perfectionist, he applies exceptional concentration to detail to each and every procedure. His patients also benefit from his use of state-of-the-art technologies and his practice of individualizing every patient’s procedure.

“I spend a lot of time speaking with my patients and finding out what bothers them about their appearance, and I just address those issues,” he says. “Individualizing every consult is so important, and so is putting patients at ease. I talk them through the procedure so that they understand the operative and postoperative protocols and have a full understanding of what to expect.”

Over the course of his career, Dr. Greenberg has utilized cutting-edge technologies and strategies to achieve the most effective outcomes.

“I personally like a very natural look with whatever I do, and I strive to use the best state-of-the-art techniques to give the perfect result based on the individual’s unique anatomy,” he says.

He has pioneered Rapid Recovery Programs for both facial and body work, combining use of up-to-date, noninvasive technologies with surgical procedures to achieve perfect results with minimal recovery time. For instance, his mini-facelift procedure “has very little downtime and make patients look years younger.”

In recent years, Dr. Greenberg says, cosmetic procedures of all kinds have seen dramatic increases.

“With baby boomers aging, a lot of people want to look younger, and it’s viewed as more acceptable today to have cosmetic work done than it was in the past,” he says. The advancement of injectables and laser technologies have also broadened appeal by allowing for significant impacts with minimal interruption to people’s lives, helping patients meet a wide range of goals. 

For instance, “If someone wants to get ready for a party, laser technology in combination with injectables can make for a really nice, rejuvenated look with no downtime,” Dr. Greenberg says.

When patients delve into cosmetic procedures for the first time, they are typically surprised by a couple of things, Dr. Greenberg says.

“They are often surprised by how fast the recovery is, and how quickly they look amazing,” he says. For instance, with procedures such as breast augmentation, liposuction, mini-facelifts and other quick lifts, people can be back to work or ready to socialize in as little as a day or two.

Patients also tend to be pleasantly surprised by the degree to which a small change can impact their whole life.

“It gives them a much better outlook,” Dr. Greenberg says. “When you look better you feel better, and when you feel better you look better.”

Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery & Dermatology is located at 160 Crossways Park Drive in Woodbury. 516-217-8120.

For more information, visit greenbergcosmeticsurgery.com.